ABC partners with Light Lab in Virtual Production ferment

The ABC uses Adelaide indie hothouse to learn virtual production, and gets a good feed too.
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Virtual production is a jargon-drenched game changer in the screen sector. Replace a set with an enormous array of LED screens, and you can do all that complicated work with the visuals that we know from our computers, beefed up with the remarkable real time animation techniques pioneered in the games industry.

Virtual screen production integrate characters into realistic worlds, on the fly, so all the elements, including the cameras and lights, can move coherently, obeying the laws of physics and visual proportion. It can solve a wide array of production issues, but there are substantial barriers to entry.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.

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